The next generation of English abroad – Shama Bako & Jubril Adedeji

I regularly post interviews with players who are already making an impact on the first team stage but what about the next generation? Are there any English players coming through at academies abroad? In fact, two youngsters did make the move abroad last autumn. The first was Jubril Adedeji. After leaving Watford last summer, the …

2017 USL Coach of the Year Mark Briggs on his time playing and coaching abroad

At just 36, Mark Briggs is young to have already achieved success in a coaching career but that is exactly what he did when he was named as the USL Coach of the Year in 2017, the award for the best manager in America's second tier. The accolade came after the former midfielder from Wolverhampton …

Ross Jenkins: Playing abroad requires you to use your brain to find solutions on the pitch

It's been nearly three years since Ross Jenkins last played a match in England. After more than 100 appearances in his homeland, mostly for Watford, the midfielder has played in four different countries, all with their own story to tell. Jenkins broke into the Watford team with a bang and his first season with his …

Previewing every Englishman in the 2019 MLS Superdraft

In the initial list of eligible players for the 2019 MLS Superdraft, there were no English players but from the revised list ahead of today's event, there are nine English players included, which is great news. Here's a look at the English prospects. Dan Bent - Wright State University, Ohio A defender formerly of Gillingham, …

Rashid Yussuff: From Malta to Poland & Iceland, the game never stands still

Rashid Yussuff grew up playing for Charlton Athletic's academy and England youth teams, even once replacing Danny Sturridge in an England U18 match. He then became a firm fan favourite for AFC Wimbledon so perhaps he didn't expect to end up at the 45th ranked league in Europe at the age of 25 but his …

Jeremiah Gyebi: How Reiss Nelson & Jadon Sancho convinced the former Yeovil Town man to move abroad

Jeremiah Gyebi is looking forward to 2019 with great optimism. Last year saw him move abroad for the first time, following in the footsteps of some of his best friends who were also tempted away from their English clubs. Whilst his mates have been playing in Bundesliga and Ligue 1, Gyebi, a 19-year-old defender from …